[Therapy-resistant coccygodynia should no longer be considered a myth : The surgical approach]

Orthopade. 2019 Jan;48(1):92-95. doi: 10.1007/s00132-018-03665-7.
[Article in German]


Background: Coccygodynia is still often considered a mystery, and many patients are not taken seriously with their problems and pain.

Case: A 51-year-old thin lady presented at our clinic with lifelong, persistent low back pain. The clinical examination indicated suspicion of coccygodynia. A functional X‑ray revealed a hypermobile os coccygeum with dorsal tilt. After a total coccygectomy via a y-shaped approach, she was completely pain free at the 12 months follow-up examination. No surgical site infection occurred in this period.

Keywords: Coccyx; Lumbago; Os coccygis; Pain; Spine.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Coccyx
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Low Back Pain*
  • Middle Aged
  • Musculoskeletal Pain*
  • Radiography
  • Treatment Outcome